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Miller: Kobe's presence all that's keeping Lakers relevant

OC Register (BY JEFF MILLER) — This, this is a big part of the reason the Lakers re-signed Kobe Bryant last year, agreeing to pay him $48.5 million over two seasons in a contract that crippled their roster but clinched their...
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Lakers rookie Randle off crutches, eager to return

OC Register (BY JANIS CARR) — EL SEGUNDO – Julius Randle ditched his crutches two weeks ago, not on doctor’s orders but by his own choice. The Lakers rookie is eager to get back to playing basketball after breaking his right...
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Julius Randle off crutches as 2014 draft class limps through season

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Julius Randle was hard at work at Lakers' practice on Wednesday, rehabilitating his mending right leg.
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Kevin Durant: I'd want to play with a guy like Kobe Bryant every day

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers are still searching for the heir apparent to All-Star guard Kobe Bryant.
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Boozer steps up for Lakers after demotion

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — When Byron Scott announced Dec. 6 that he was demoting veterans Carlos Boozer and Jeremy Lin, the stated purpose was to improve the defense of the starting unit.What went unsaid, however, was the...
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Trade restrictions lifted for some Lakers

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — It's unclear if the Lakers will be willing to make any significant moves this season, but as of Dec. 15, a number of Lakers became trade eligible.
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Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Indiana Pacers

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — The Lakers scored exactly 27 points by halftime and trailed by 39 in the second quarter. Still want to keep reading? Here are five takeaways from their 110-91 loss Monday to the Indiana Pacers.
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Lev: Lakers broadcaster Bill Macdonald never tanks

OC Register (BY MICHAEL LEV) — “Yes!”That was Bill Macdonald’s call of a fourth-quarter Nick Young 3-pointer in a late-November game against Toronto that the Lakers eventually would lose, because, well, that’s who the Lakers...
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Final: Pacers 110, Lakers 91

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — INDIANAPOLIS – A night earlier the Lakers were full of promise and joy. Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the all-time scoring list and Bryant was feted with a mid-game stoppage for a brief...
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Kobe Bryant shares his thoughts on passing Michael Jordan

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan (32,292) for third place on the NBA's all-time career scoring list on Sunday, in a Lakers' win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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Lakers guarantee half of Ronnie Price's contract

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Ronnie Price signed with the Lakers over the summer without a guarantee he'd make the team.
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Preview: Lakers at Indiana Pacers

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers (8-16) won their third consecutive game on Sunday, defeating the Timberwolves (5-18) in Minnesota.
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Lakers: Week 8 predictions

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers finished a perfect Week 7, beating the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves.  The team has climbed to 8-16, with five of their wins on the road.
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Lakers' Week 7 in review

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Week 7 proved to be the Lakers' best of the year, the team putting together a perfect 3-0 record, while reaching a major milestone in the career of Kobe Bryant.
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Five takeaways from the Lakers' victory over Minnesota

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — After weeks of buildup, Kobe Bryant finally passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. He scored 26 points, brining him to 32,310 in his career. Here are five takeaways...
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Kobe Bryant carries Lakers to win after passing Jordan

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — MINNEAPOLIS – After Kobe Bryant slid into third place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, there was really only one thing left for the Lakers’ superstar to do.Carry his team to a win.Bryant buried...
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Oram: Young makes even this Lakers team worth watching

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — So there we were on Friday night, facing a deadline made tougher than it should have been by ESPN and overtime. A large crowd elbowed for space around Kobe Bryant’s locker, although Bryant was...
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Kobe Bryant passes Michael Jordan on NBA's all-time scoring list

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan (32,292) on the NBA's all-time career scoring list.
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Blog Articles

Dodgers acquire minor league catcher Shawn Zarraga

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Dylan Hernandez) — As the Dodgers waited to learn whether their deal to send to Matt Kemp to the Padres would be completed Thursday, they acquired minor league catcher Shawn Zarraga from the Milwaukee Brewers.
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Report: Matt Kemp's arthritic hips holding up Dodgers' trade with Padres

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Dylan Hernandez) — A week after the Dodgers and San Diego Padres agreed to a five-player trade involving Matt Kemp, the deal still hasn’t been made official.
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Michigan makes big play for 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh, reports say

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Matt Wilhalme) — As things continue to unravel in San Francisco for the 49ers, the University of Michigan has reportedly gone all-in on its efforts to hire Jim Harbaugh away from the NFL.
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3 Points: MJ fine with Kobe passing him?

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (ESPNLosAngeles.com) — Each week, ESPN.com Lakers beat writer Baxter Holmes, along with ESPN.com NBA writers Ramona Shelburne and Arash Markazi, will weigh in on three questions that are on the minds of Los Angeles...
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Bowl games gift guide

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold For college football players, it's the most wonderful time of the year: They're going shopping this bowl season. Gift suites, which allow players to browse for their favorite items, are prevalent...
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DeAndre Jordan helps at the line in 102-100 win over Pacers

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ben Bolch) — The Clippers played Wednesday night as if showing up was an imposition on their holiday schedule.
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Clippers win series against Pacers for first time since 2004-05 season

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Melissa Rohlin) — The Clippers beat the Indiana Pacers, 102-100, on Wednesday, winning their season series against the Eastern Conference team for the first time since the 2004-05 season.
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Clippers' compacted schedule has coach looking at sitting players

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ben Bolch) — The NBA schedule makers may have gotten a little too gung-ho-ho-ho with the Clippers' holiday calendar.
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Kings look forward to rematch with Blues

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lisa Dillman) — Kings captain Dustin Brown took the decidedly captain-like view of the team's upcoming rematch with the St. Louis Blues.
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USC looks at options to replace injured Antwaun Woods

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Gary Klein) — USC's defensive line will not be at full strength when the Trojans play Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl.
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Ryan Getzlaf, Ryan Kesler help Ducks skate past adversity

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lance Pugmire) — It isn't about who's missing for the Ducks, it's about who's showing up.
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This minister can preach virtues of boxing — and practice them

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Erskine) — With her snowman's smile and twinkling eyes, Ann Schranz may not be everybody's mental montage of a boxer. For one thing, she's 58, a little on the north end of the sweet science. And her guns?...
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Ranking the college football bowl games from No. 38 to No. 1

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Dufresne) — The postseason is one "Kokomo Bowl" from becoming the next verse in a Beach Boys song: "Miami, Bahamas, come on pretty mamma, Camellia, and Boca, this is not a joke-a." Four new bowl games plus...
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Chicago TV sports anchor will publicly apologize for Jay Cutler suicide graphic

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Ryan Parker) — A popular, longtime Chicago TV sports anchor will issue a public apology Wednesday night after he used a graphic about suicide regarding Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
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Low-key persona serves UCLA's Paul Perkins well

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Foster) — Paul Perkins is dull. He remains a beige running back in a Technicolor college football world.
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Former basketball players sue Pepperdine, coach for discrimination

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Nathan Fenno) — Two former Pepperdine University women’s basketball players allege they were harassed and discriminated against because of their sexual orientation, according to a lawsuit filed last week against...
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Cuba could become top source of MLB talent with U.S. policy shift

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (James Queally) — From the journey of Livan and Orlando Hernandez to the plight of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig, the slew of Cuban baseball prospects who have risked their lives to play in the major leagues...
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Julius Randle off crutches as 2014 draft class limps through season

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Pincus) — Julius Randle was hard at work at Lakers' practice on Wednesday, rehabilitating his mending right leg.
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